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Kagame urges cabinet on coordination, humility

President Paul Kagame has called on members of his cabinet to promote coordination and communication among themselves if they are to deliver the country’s next development agenda. According to a statement released following Tuesday’s extraordinary cabinet meeting at ...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00am

AS Kigali retains Rwanda Women Football League title

Women Football LeagueMatch Day 16 ResultsBugesera WFc 0-0 Inyemera WFcNyagatare WFc 0-4 AS Kigali WFc Kamonyi WFc 0-0 Rambura WFc AS Kigali women football club have retained the 2017 National Women Football League title following a resounding 4-0 win over Nyagatare WFC in a Match Day 16 encounter...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Kenya, Tanzania resolve to verify goods to end trade issues

Kenya and Tanzania have agreed to conduct joint verification exercise on all imports and exports to help solve trade issues between the two neighboring countries.  The exercise, once established, will see goods such as lubricants, edible oils, cement and textiles produced outside Export...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:00am

Kagame launches Judicial Year as leaders take oath

President Paul Kagame on Monday presided over the launch of the Judicial Year 2017/2018 at Parliament, a ceremony that was attended by senior officers from civilian and military courts as well as high ranking government officials and diplomats. The ceremony was also marked by the swearing-in of...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:00am

Rafael Nadal wins U.S. Open to claim 16th Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal made a major comeback at the U.S. Open on Sunday, beating Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to claim victory after more than two years out of the spotlight. The win gave Nadal his 16th Grand Slam trophy, leaving him second only to Roger Federer, who holds 19. It was Nadal’s third U.S...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:00am

Six drivers drop out of Mt. Gorilla Rally on day one

Provisional results1. Manvir Baryan (KEN) 00h: 43:132. Giancarlo Davite (BEL) 00h: 44:183. Bukera Valery (BUR) 00h: 45:244. Gomes Leroy (ZAM) 00h: 46:595. Nizette Christophe 01h: 05:24 After taking it easy with no serious troubles, Kenyan Baryan Manvir topped the morning session on day one after...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Four arrested with over 100kgs of cannabis

Separate Police operations against drug trafficking conducted in Muhanga and Rusizi districts on Monday led to the seizure of over 100kgs of cannabis. Four people were arrested in connection with the criminal act. Police identified the suspects as Gorette Nyirahabimana and a Senior Three...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Rwandan man charged in Swedish court over 1994 Genocide

STOCKHOLM — A 49-year-old Rwandan man was charged in Sweden Wednesday over the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Prosecutors say the man — now a Swedish citizen — is responsible for the assassination, attempted murder, rape and abduction of members of the Tutsi ethnic group "...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Rwanda, US begin talks on AGOA

The government of Rwandan has opened talks with the United States on the review of the American Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) in a bid to ensure continued duty-free access to the US market. In July this year, the American began an out of cycle review on the eligibility of Rwanda and other...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Kenya's opposition leader faults date for presidential revote

NAIROBI – Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday faulted the electoral body, the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC), for setting October 17 as the date for a re-run of presidential elections following nullification of the previous polls by the supreme...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 12:00am

Rwandans in Ethiopia celebrate Umuganura

The Rwandan community in Ethiopia at the weekend gathered at the embassy in Addis Ababa to celebrate the National Harvest Day, Umuganura. Presiding over the event, Rwanda’s ambassador to Ethiopia, Hope Tumukunde Gasatura showed appreciation towards the community for their involvement in...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 12:00am

Kagame appoints more leaders

President Paul Kagame on Saturday appointed more senior leaders in different positions including permanent secretaries and heads of institutions. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister announced the appointment Fatina Mukarubibi as the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the recently created...

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 12:00am

Kenya's Supreme Court annuls last month’s presidential vote citing irregularities and illegalities

The Supreme Court has nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. A six-judge bench, by majority decision, on Friday found that the electoral commission failed to conduct the polls according to the Constitution and Elections Act. "Elections is not an event but a process. After...

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:00am

Kylian Mbappe: Paris St-Germain sign £160m-rated Monaco forward on loan

Paris St-Germain have signed £160m-rated forward Kylian Mbappe on a season-long loan from Monaco. The loan agreement includes an option for PSG to sign the France international on a permanent deal until June 2022. Any deal for the 18-year-old is likely to be eclipsed only by the 222m euros...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

Rwf1.5bn poultry project launched in Musanze

At least 750 families are set to benefit from a poultry project that will see them raise fast-growing broiler chickens which are highly nutritious, delicious and a great source of protein.   The Rwf1.5 billion project located in Musanze District is funded by the U.S. Agency for International...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

WCup 2018 qualifiers: Uganda stun Egypt to go top of Group E

KAMPALA - Uganda stunned Egypt 1-0 in the 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualification (CAF), Group E match at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Thursday. The victory takes Uganda to the top of Group E standings with seven points, while Egypt slip down to the second spot ahead of the return leg...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

Sanchez, Coutinho on deadline deal alert

LONDON - Alexis Sanchez and Philippe Coutinho were among the superstar players linked with deadline-day moves on Thursday at the close of a record-breaking transfer window dramatically shaped by big-spending Paris Saint-Germain. Arsenal forward Sanchez is the subject of interest from Pep...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00am

Anita Pendo welcomes baby boy

Celebrity scribe Anita Pendo and her partner Alphonse Ndada, a footballer with AS Kigali, welcomed their first child this morning. The news was confirmed by Ndada, who told The New Times in a phone interview that both the mother and baby are in good condition, and are waiting to be discharged...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:00am

Kagame appoints new Prime Minister

President Paul Kagame on Wednesday appointed Edouard Ngirente as the new Prime Minister, according to a statement from the Office of the President. An economist, Ngirente has been a senior advisor to the Executive Director of the World Bank in Washington DC. Ngirente is due to be sworn in at...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:00am

Police: Rwigara not in custody

The spokesman for the Rwanda National Police, Assistant Commissioner of Police Theo Badege, has dismissed as rumors claims that they are holding former presidential aspirant Diane Shima Rwigara and her family members. Badege told The New Times Wednesday that instead Criminal...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:00am

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